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Tufts Stampede
At Gantcher Center (Medford, MA)
Saturday, February 14, 2004

Meet Results

MEDFORD -- With one week before the regional championships, the Jumbo Men's Track & Field team had a superb effort at the Tufts Stampede at the Gantcher Center on Saturday. It was a non-scoring meet.

The meet began with sophomore Jason Galvin (Norwell, MA) throwing a personal-best 48 feet, 2 3/4 inches in the 35-pound weight. He was among three Jumbos grabbing top seven places with national qualifier Dan March (Bethesda, MD) leading the way with 52-3 1/4.

Freshmen Fred Jones (Northfield, MA) and junior Nate Thompson (South Portland, ME) showed great control over the horizontal jumps as they each placed within the top four of both events. The Tufts vaulters continued this trend snatching up the top three places. The Bo's have four vaulters qualified to represent the team next week at the Division III regional championships - senior captain Adrian Clarke (Yonkers, NY), sophomores Seth LaPierre (Auburn, NH) and Will Heitmann (Haworth, NJ), as well as freshman Justin Henneman (Longmeadow, MA). That's more than any other school in the region. Junior Evan Blaser (Manhattan Beach, CA) jumped a personal best 6-1 1/4 to win the High Jump.

The two most exciting races of the day were the 600m dash and the 1500m run. In the 600m, freshman Nate Clevelend (Auburn, ME) started to move on junior front-runner Ray Carre (Middletown, CT) with 100m to go. As they rounded the turn, Cleveland slingshot to even with Carre. Neither runner showed any signs of relenting. and they both broke Pat Mahoney's (Cranford, NJ) seven-day old school record by 0.04 seconds with 1:22.33 times. Cleveland actually nipped Carre by 0.001 to take first in the event.

Mahoney won the 800 Meter Run on Saturday in 1:58.22. Senior Michael Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) with a 2:37.41 in the 1,000 and senior Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH) with an 8:33.73 in the 3,000 added to the Tufts victory list. Kyle Doran's (North Attleborough, MA) 4:00.38 and classmate Matt Lacey's (Amherst, MA) 4:01.96.

The Tufts fence-jumpers fell right in line with the rest of the team and would not be the only ones not to pull their weight. Tufts qualified four hurdlers for the finals as Thompson took the first place finish in 7.94 seconds.